Pokryshkin, Aleksandr Ivanovich

Date of birth:
March 6th, 1913 (Novonikolayevsk, Russia)
Date of death:
November 13th, 1985 (Moscow, Soviet Union)
Buried on:
Novodevitsji Cemetery
Nationality:
Soviet

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Starshy leitenant (Senior Lieutenant)
Unit:
Komandir eskadrilyi 55 istrebitelnogo aviatsionnogo polka, 20 smeshannaya aviatsionnaya divizia (squadronscommandant in 55e Jager-Luchtregiment, 20e Gemengde Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
December 22nd, 1941
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardii kapitan (Guards Captain)
Unit:
Komandir eskadrilyi 16 gvardeiskogo istrebitelnogo aviatsionnogo polka, 216 smeshannaya aviatsionnaya divizia (squadronscommandant in 16e Garde-Jager-Luchtregiment, 216e Gemengde Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
April 22nd, 1943
Orden Krasnogo Znameni
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardii kapitan (Guards Captain)
Unit:
Komandir eskadrilyi 16 gvardeiskogo istrebitelnogo aviatsionnogo polka, 216 smeshannaya aviatsionnaya divizia (squadronscommandant in 16e Garde-Jager-Luchtregiment, 216e Gemengde Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1943
Serial number 993.
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardii kapitan (Guards Captain)
Unit:
Komandir eskadrilyi 16 gvardeiskogo istrebitelnogo aviatsionnogo polka, 216 smeshannaya aviatsionnaya divizia (squadronscommandant in 16e Garde-Jager-Luchtregiment, 216e Gemengde Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
May 24th, 1943
Awarded together with Gold Star nr. 993.
Orden Lenina
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
gvardii mayor (Guards Major)
Unit:
Komandir 16 gvardeiskogo istrebitelnogo aviatsionnogo polka, 9 gvardeiskaya istrebitelnaya aviatsionnaya divizia (commandant 16e Garde-Jager-Luchtregiment, 9e Garde-Jager-Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
August 24th, 1943
Serial number 10.
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
gvardii mayor (Guards Major)
Unit:
Komandir 16 gvardeiskogo istrebitelnogo aviatsionnogo polka, 9 gvardeiskaya istrebitelnaya aviatsionnaya divizia (commandant 16e Garde-Jager-Luchtregiment, 9e Garde-Jager-Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
July 18th, 1943
Orden Krasnogo Znameni
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
gvardii mayor (Guards Major)
Unit:
Komandir 16 gvardeiskogo istrebitelnogo aviatsionnogo polka, 9 gvardeiskaya istrebitelnaya aviatsionnaya divizia (commandant 16e Garde-Jager-Luchtregiment, 9e Garde-Jager-Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
December 24th, 1943
Orden Krasnogo Znameni
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
gvardii mayor (Guards Major)
Unit:
Komandir 16 gvardeiskogo istrebitelnogo aviatsionnogo polka, 9 gvardeiskaya istrebitelnaya aviatsionnaya divizia (commandant 16e Garde-Jager-Luchtregiment, 9e Garde-Jager-Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
1943
Distinguished Service Medal - Army (DSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
gvardii mayor (Guards Major)
Unit:
Komandir 16 gvardeiskogo istrebitelnogo aviatsionnogo polka, 9 gvardeiskaya istrebitelnaya aviatsionnaya divizia (commandant 16e Garde-Jager-Luchtregiment, 9e Garde-Jager-Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
May 1st, 1944
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardii polkovnik (Guards Colonel)
Unit:
Komandir 9 gvardeiskoi istrebitelnoi aviatsionnoi divizii (commandant 9e Garde-Jager-Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
August 19th, 1944
Serial number 1. 1st awarding of a third Gold Star.
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardii polkovnik (Guards Colonel)
Unit:
Komandir 9 gvardeiskoi istrebitelnoi aviatsionnoi divizii (commandant 9e Garde-Jager-Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
November 3rd, 1944
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardii polkovnik (Guards Colonel)
Unit:
Komandir 9 gvardeiskoi istrebitelnoi aviatsionnoi divizii (commandant 9e Garde-Jager-Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
April 6th, 1945
Orden Suvorova 2
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardii polkovnik (Guards Colonel)
Unit:
Komandir 9 gvardeiskoi istrebitelnoi aviatsionnoi divizii (commandant 9e Garde-Jager-Luchtdivisie)
Awarded on:
May 9th, 1945
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardii polkovnik (Guards Colonel)
Awarded on:
May 29th, 1945
Orden Suvorova 2
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardii polkovnik (Guards Colonel)
Awarded on:
June 6th, 1945
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardii polkovnik (Guards Colonel)
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1945
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Gvardii polkovnik (Guards Colonel)
Awarded on:
June 9th, 1945
Medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded on:
May 7th, 1965
Yubileinaya medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal aviatsii (Marshal of Aviation)
Awarded on:
April 25th, 1975
Yubileinaya medal
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal aviatsii (Marshal of Aviation)
Awarded on:
March 11th, 1985
Orden Otechestvennoi voiny 1
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Marshal aviatsii (Marshal of Aviation)
Awarded on:
April 12th, 1985
Yubileinaya medal

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